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Douglas Bordner

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05-27-2008 07:02 AM

Topic tags/keywords: woodburning

Long about October I started querying my fellow jocks about the best woodburning set up to get my wife as a present. I got one for her for Christmas and subsequently posted her practice board.

Well some woman looking to secure a personalized pyrography for her husband’s birthday Googled Woodburning and Omaha — which by a roundabout path brought her and my Missus together – all through the auspices of our woodworking community and it’s presence on the web.

Here’s a look at her $125.00 project:


Who knows what might happen with your project!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over two decades.

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#1 posted 05-27-2008 07:58 AM

That’s a great story!

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#2 posted 05-27-2008 01:25 PM

Neat story. Thank you for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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Mark Shymanski

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#3 posted 05-27-2008 02:01 PM

Interesting story, great project. I really like the details.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#4 posted 05-27-2008 02:06 PM

Nice! Thats a great surprise! Not so loud though…Martin might want a commission!


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#5 posted 05-27-2008 02:14 PM

First and foremost, Doug, it is a beautiful piece. She has great natural ability.

Now cross your fingers and hope that her art really turns into a financial success. Then you can retire and spend all your time in the shop. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 05-27-2008 03:08 PM

Sweet. Good for you guys. That is really neat.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#7 posted 05-27-2008 03:28 PM

Wow Doug;

This is fantastic! Pretty soon you’ll be able to retire!


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#8 posted 05-27-2008 04:04 PM

Cool Story, and great project!... she’s really got some talent!

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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Mark D.

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#9 posted 05-27-2008 04:52 PM

That is a great turn of events… Your wifey is quite the woodburner!

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#10 posted 05-27-2008 05:24 PM

I’ve always thought she did good work!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#11 posted 05-27-2008 05:39 PM

Looks like you need to put her to some serious work. And of course use some of the proceeds for some new shop equipment that you can “share” :)

-- Ben, Living the good life in Maine now (almost, just need to retire in 2 decades time)

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#12 posted 05-27-2008 06:04 PM

Yeah great story and beautiful woodburning yes …

.....and as her success builds ….so does her side of the workshop …..

good luck to all …

-- Mike in Bonney Lake " If you are real real real good your whole life, You 'll be buried in a curly maple coffin when you die."

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#13 posted 05-27-2008 09:23 PM

Cool. You better survey a section of the shop for her.

Now where will you go when you want to get away? :-)

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#14 posted 05-27-2008 10:15 PM

Douglas: Give you wife lots of congratulations. This is an interesting web site isn’t it.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#15 posted 05-28-2008 03:54 AM

I like the peice Doug. It tells a story where so many don’t

Funny how life works when you let it .


-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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